We're Creating a Path to Employment
Through Our Strategic Workforce and Targeted Local Hire Programs
We're Improving the Wellness and Safety of Our Employees
Special Thanks To
Michael De La Rosa
Everyone else not mentioned!
Meet Our Executive Staff
We're Supporting the LAPD in Deploying
10,000 Police Officers
We're Encouraging Employees to
Take Charge of Their Careers
Through Past Achievements
We're Paving the Road for Future Goals
We're Changing LA!
We're on Our Way
to Becoming the
#1 Employer in the Nation!
We're Leveraging Valuable Resources to Further Our Efforts
We're Active in Our Community
FY 2016 - 17 Budget
We reduced exam backlog with additional staffing and $598,000 in contract services
We launched the Targeted Local Hire Program to create a path for City employment for underserved communities
We attracted diverse candidates to our Police and Fire forces with $560,000 for recruitment and advertising efforts
We improved employees' safety with our Safety Engineers
We modernized employee data management systems with $322,000 and implemented an electronic employee folders system
We delivered over $600 million in employee and workers' compensation benefits
We're Supporting a Diverse
City of Los Angeles
On July 1st, GM Wendy Macy and AGMs Jody Yoxsimer, Raul Lemus, Aram Kouyoumdjian, William Weeks had the privilege of witnessing the inauguration of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s second term as the Mayor of Los Angeles.
Personnel Department staff celebrated “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on April 27th. The daughters and sons of Personnel staff got to meet Civil Service Commission President Jonathan Weiss.
Personnel Director Tonja Bellard was one of the three LAPD Dispatchers (pictured) who handled the North Hollywood Bank Robbery Shootout on February 28, 1997.
Executive staff enjoy lunch at one of their favorite spots, Howlin' Ray's.
On November 19th, Personnel Department staff participated in United Way's 10th Annual HomeWalk, a 5k walk/run fundraiser to help provide housing and services to those who are homeless in LA County.
Left to right: Screen Actors Guild President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Officer of City Ethics Commission Heather Holt, and General Manager Wendy Macy.
Personnel Department and LAPD staff met Steven Tyler when he visited the Personnel Department building!
Personnel Department employees joined over 20,000 runners from around the world to participate in the 32nd L.A. Marathon.
Personnel employee Cynthia McCornell showcasing her cubicle during Workers' Compensation's Christmas decorating contest.
On Tuesday, April 25th, our Recruitment staff attended the Engage L.A. event at the Getty House.
Assistant General Manager Jody Yoxsimer attended Councilmember Joe Buscaino’s community swearing-in ceremony at the grand re-opening of Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park.
We participated in the annual March of Dimes, March for Babies walk.
Staff from our Liaison 1 Division attended the Dodgers vs. New York Mets game with their family and friends.
The Workers’ Compensation Division celebrated the retirement of Senior Management Analyst Lizzetta Douglas. As part of the celebration, David Noltemeyer, Workers’ Compensation Division Chief, presented Lizzetta with her Civil Service Commission resolution and 30-year pin.
City Council declared May 2nd "Fresh off the Boat Day". General Manager Wendy Macy, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Liu, and actor Randall Park.
The Administrative Services Division surprised fellow co-worker Rose Tang with a baby shower for her expecting twins.
In support of AIDS Walk L.A., the Personnel Department fielded a 30-member team and fund-raised over $2,700!
Staff from our Public Safety Selection and Recruitment section dressed up to celebrate the Halloween festivities.
We attended Council President Herb Wesson's annual "Thank You" luncheon at his Council District 10 office. President Wesson invited City employees from his district to feast on a wide variety of dishes and personally expressed his thanks for all that they do.
GM Wendy Macy and AGM Raul Lemus congratulate Carmen Lopez on her recent retirement from the Personnel Department.
GM Wendy Macy, AGM Jody Yoxsimer, and Jennifer Ruidera met rising culinary star, Chef Alvin Cailan.
AGMs Raul Lemus and Bill Weeks show off Biscuit (AGM Jody Yoxsimer's furry companion).
Through multiple fundraising efforts, Personnel Department staff have raised over $7,000 for the March of Dimes, March for Babies walk.
Staff showing their support for the 1st Annual Personnel Department Family Dodgers Night, scheduled for Friday, August 11th, 2017.
Public Safety AGM Aram Kouyoumdjian, along with representatives from the Mayor's Innovation Team, attended a summit for state and local governments in Washington D.C. devoted to "Using Innovation Evidence and Behavioral Science" to improve public service.
On April 27th, Personnel Department staff participated in the LA Preps! PrepareAthon event held at the Farmers Market next to City Hall.
General Manager Wendy Macy and Chief Management Analyst Susan Nakafuji were among those who attended the ReadyLA: Earthquake Preparedness event hosted at the Getty House.
The Personnel Department’s Floor Warden Team conducted their Annual Evacuation Drill for the building’s occupants.
Divisional Chief Joanne O'Brien speaking on the Personnel Department's efforts to manage LA's homeless population in response to Executive Directive #16 - Implementation of the Comprehensive Homeless Strategy.
MSD Chief Joanne O'Brien and Safety Engineer Coil Dunn working with LAPD for compliance of Executive Directive # 18.
In partnership with the Information Technology Agency (ITA), the Personnel Department met with each General Manager or Department Head to discuss their strategic plans, including succession planning and technology plans.
Safety Administrator Najma Bashar conducted a presentation to executive staff about the importance of Executive Directive # 18.
The City of Los Angeles’ video, “What Did You Do Last Week?” came in first place for best Public Service Announcement by the States of California and Nevada Chapter of National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. In partnership with ITA, Personnel staff created a video that outlines the countless careers available with the City of Los Angeles.
Left to right: IT General Manager Ted Ross, Convention Center Executive Director Doane Liu, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Liu, General Manager Wendy Macy, and Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto.
Personnel Department staff working at the Google Headquarters in Venice, CA.
Michael Daco from Administrative Services partaking in a live exercise with EMD personnel.
Public Safety Bureau sections of Recruitment, Selection, and Background Investigations held their monthly Airport Police hiring meeting at LAWA where they were hosted by Captain Greg Staar and treated to a tour of the airfield and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Public Safety Division Chief Raelynn Napper attended the second ever LAFD Girls Camp at Fire Station # 81.
For the latest iteration of its "Choose LAPD" recruitment campaign, the Public Safety Division's Recruitment Unit joined LAPD's Recruitment and Employment Division to create new images that feature LAPD Officers, as well as multiple PSD staffers.
Public Safety Division and LAPD recruitment teams held a joint training session to discuss police hiring recruitment challenges and strategies, including a newly-unveiled campaign.
We attended the first-ever Fleet Week in Los Angeles where the Public Safety Bureau supported the hiring needs of LAPD, LAFD, LAWA Police, and the Port Police. Attendance for the event over the long Labor Day weekend was estimated at 200,000.
The Background Investigations Division conducted training for support staff entitled "Creating a Respectful Work Environment." The training focused on building awareness of personal behavior in the workplace, reviewing relevant employment policies and guidelines, and enhancing effective communication.
LAFD ads have been running on ESPN Radio, aimed at targeting the diverse candidates of Los Angeles.
To capture images for the "Choose LAPD" recruitment campaign, Graphic Designer Margaret Correa of the Public Safety Division shadowed Candidate Advancement Program Instructor Officer Jeramy Bryant, as he led the Physical Fitness Orientation for the month of June at Ahmanson Recruit Training Center.
Kim Cao and Isaac Maya from the Public Safety Division unveil the new LAPD recruitment poster.
The Public Safety Division hosted members of the Mayor's Innovation Team for a gemba walk (on-site observation) of the Police Officer selection process.
The Occupational Health Clinic administered 2,242 pre-employment medical exams for sworn candidates.
The Public Safety Division evaluated 32,018 applications for Public Safety exams.
The Medical Services Division held two informational training sessions for correctional care providers who render medical services at the City's three jails.
Department staff and LAFD Management overlook the fifth Stratified Random Sampling process for Firefighters.
On January 26th, Dr. Diane Levitan, Director of the Medical Services Division's Psychology Section, met with a delegation of Occupational Psychologists from Mexico to share information about the psychology services provided to LAPD and LAFD.
Several members of the Public Safety Division, including AGM Aram Kouyoumdjian, Division Chief Shelly Del Rosario, and Firefighter Exam Analysts Alexis Nakamura and Allison Ogtong, attended the Fire Academy Graduation to witness 49 new Firefighters join the LAFD ranks.
At the inaugural meeting of the Mayor's Risk Reduction Cabinet, Workers' Compensation Chief David Noltemeyer, was invited to speak about the fiscal challenges posed by industrial injury claims.
Recruitment Section staff attended 15 job fairs throughout the year. Shown here is the 2nd Annual Career Fair for Veterans & Persons with Disabilities at California State University, Los Angeles.
We attended the Engage L.A. event at the Getty House. Twelve operating departments, including Personnel, engaged 150 high school students from LAUSD in a variety of activities designed to introduce the students to a number of career options with the City of Los Angeles.
Benefits Division Chief and National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) Board President Steven Montagna addressed key congressional and regulatory representatives to encourage them to improve state and local defined contribution plans.
Janell Ishii-Hata recruited at the Mayor's Office Women's Inaugural recruitment expo.
We enrolled 750 into a new regional health plan option, Vivity.
Ergonomist Daniela Zaccaro showing LAPD support staff the proper way to exercise throughout their workdays.
Selection Division completed testing for 39,428 candidates for a wide array of Civil Service exams. One of which was the Refuse Collection Truck Operator exam. This was a three-part examination, which consisted of a written multiple-choice test, a pre-trip safety inspection test, and a behind-the-wheel road skills test. Approximately 200 candidates completed the final road skills test in Lopez Canyon.
We attended the Fair Chance Ordinance Pilot Training at the Mayor's Office.
Examining staff in a job observation at the City's El Pueblo parking in preparation of the Senior Parking Attendant competency-based job analysis and examination.
The Personnel Department and Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee discussed a change in service providers for the City's $5.4 billion Deferred Compensation Plan; the change will bring new technology, tools, and resources to the Plan's 43,000+ participants.
We introduced a new stand-alone vision plan and offered six on-site vision clinics with almost 400 participants at a variety of City locations.
From July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, Personnel staff assigned to Liaison Services Groups 1, 2, 3 hired a total of 1,896 employees.
"The 21st Century Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent," held in Council District 9's Constituent Services Center. Staff from the Mayor's Office and Selection Division were part of a panel providing information and their experiences on working in the public sector, innovations under development, and the City's process for attracting and hiring the new generation.
We attended the Southern California Public Management Association - Human Resources (SCPMA HR) conference in Alhambra. Topics covered included: "How To Be a Great Boss"; "Inclusion in the Workforce"; "The Importance of Good Documentation"; social media use; and other legal updates.
Staff from the Workers' Compensation Division meet on a monthly basis to review any internal goals and metrics.
Diversify LAPD Hiring
Reduce Employee Liability
Manage LAPD Workers' Comp. Claims
Increase Reasonable Accommodations
Ensure Relevant Succession Planning
Implement Walking & Health Programs
Expand Anytime/Anywhere Testing